Can thrust bearings ever take a radial load?
Thrust bearings should not be subjected to a radial load. They are designed for thrust/axial loads only. A standard thrust bearing is comprised of a brass or steel washer containing the balls sandwiched between two other washers which usually have raceways (ball tracks).. Thrust bearings are often used in conjunction with radial ball bearings so that a thrust load and a radial load can be ...Get Price